Going back to last week and we saw several reports claiming that Benoit Assou-Ekotto would be leaving the club in the summer after a mixed season for the left back. Injury and loss of form has highlighted a lack of cover in that position and Spurs were heavily linked with a number of replacements.
Monaco were one of the clubs tipped to be looking at Benny but today’s reports claim that Serie A giants AC Milan are weighing up a move. With needs of their own in that position, it could be a good deal for all concerned but the transfer fee quoted – £11 million – will surprise a few.
Meanwhile, Spurs have been linked with another left sided defender – Lyon’s Samuel Umtiti who is remembered for bursting the rigging at White Hart Lane earlier this season. But as far BAE is concerned, should we be so quick to show him the door and if so, are we pricing him out of the market at £11 million?